The Urban Financial Services Coalition – Puget Sound Chapter (UFSC-PS) is a 501 C 6 non-profit organization of culturally diverse professionals in the financial services industry and related fields. Chartered on June 4, 2009, the organization is an affiliate of the UFSC formerly known as the NAUB.
To be the preeminent financial services organization that provides professional development programs, supports educational advancement, and promotes economic empowerment for its members and the minority communities at large.
To ensure the full and equitable participation of people of color at all levels in the financial services industry.
UFSC-PS is organized exclusively for the purpose of promoting the common interests in the financial services industry and is not organized for profit or to engage in an activity ordinarily carried on for profit. The objectives of the UFSC-PS are:
- To bring together minority professionals in the financial services industry for the exchange of experiences, ideas and interests in order to help promote career and professional development;
- To acquaint professionals with the opportunities available in the financial services industry;
- To provide educational, technical and advisory assistance to the underserved communities in the Greater Puget Sound counties and in developing countries; and
- To promote financial education by improving financial literacy to new immigrants and into the unbanked and underserved communities.
UFSC-PS is working hard to bridge the gap between community conscious businesses that are able to provide financial assistance to those who may benefit the most. FDIC Money Smart – Financial Education Adult Curriculum and Operation Hope’s Banking on Our Future web-based financial literacy for grades K-12 are just a couple of programs channeled out to the community by UFSC-PS. Addressing financial literacy or financial assistance is a serious and continuing global challenge.